Title: Emotional intelligence and employee acceptance to change with mediating role of locus of control

Authors: Rajesh Kumar Upadhyay; Amar Kumar Mishra

Addresses: Graphic Era Hill University, GEHU, Bell Road, Clement Town, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, 248002, India ' IMS Ghaziabad, Lal Kuan, GT Road, Ghaziabad, UP, 201009, India

Abstract: The research attempts to investigate the influence of emotional intelligence on acceptance for change. The collected statistic was obtained from the survey of faculties from institutions of higher education in India. Further, mediation analysis was conducted to investigate the effect of locus of control on the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and employee acceptance (EAC) to change in the institutions of higher education (HEI) in India. It can be interpreted from the study that locus of control and emotional intelligence have profound impact on employees' acceptance for change. The study explains the role of the psychological variable in implementing change in the organisation. This study also provides an insight into the empirical explanation of positive psychology for change management in the higher education institution.

Keywords: employee acceptance to change; EAC; emotional intelligence; higher educational institution; HEI; locus of control; LOC.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2019.10030157

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2021 Vol.26 No.1, pp.126 - 140

Received: 01 Aug 2019
Accepted: 13 Oct 2019

Published online: 23 Sep 2021 *

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